The Sons of Veterans
made a good showing.
Among the officers of the National Guards who assisted in commanding the great army in line were Major G. M. Govan
, Colonel George Green
, Major G. G. Dillard
, and many others.
The procession then moved to the monument, where the unveiling ceremonies took place as follows:
Prayer—Rev. Father F. A. Picheret
Address—General E. C. Walthall
Poem—Mrs. Luther Manship
Unveiling statue of Jefferson Davis
Address—General Robert Lowry
Benediction—Chaplain H. F. Sproles
The stand is constructed just east of the monument, in full view of the monument and overlooking the valley below.
At 11:15 o'clock, when the procession arrived at the capitol
, the yard and the space around the stand was literally packed and jammed with an eager crowd.
Every available place was over-filled, including the windows of the adjacent buildings.
The stand was occupied by the fifteen young ladies who represented the different Southern States, the